I'm going to apologize up front. I was so tired by the time MDSW finally rolled around, I forgot to take pictures. I have one picture from the fair, and the only reason for that is because Pam took Cristi's photo of us first and that reminded me my new camera was in my wallet.
So, without further ado, here is the only proof I was at MDSW:
I suppose you could argue the following wool means something, but really - practically anything can be bought online now. I also got to meet Jesh, and I was a bit taken aback when she said she knew who I was. I meant to tell her I love Oolong's nose, but that isn't what came out of my mouth. And Pam, you look terrific - I think I need to check out that Lazyman regime of yours. Karen, you are so much taller than I thought you would be! I don't know why I expect people to be closer to my height - I'm only 5 feet tall on a good day with thick socks, so most people tower over me. I'm so sorry that I didn't ask to have a picture taken with all of you, and I hope next time there is a meet up I will be able to spend more time with all of you.
So, what did I buy? Honestly, not a lot. I had budgeted a certain amount and I didn't even spend half that. That isn't to say that there wasn't nice stuff there because there certainly was, but not much screamed to me that I had to buy it. I wonder if there was a colour trend going on - I love bright vibrant stuff, and it seemed like much of what I saw was more muted or was in colourways I already owned. Ha! Maybe that is it - my stash has hit a saturation point (Jeez, don't tell my husband that!)
Ellen's Half Pint Farm 50% silk/50% merino dk in 'Rose Garden.' This is the same colourway I knit my misbegotten Jaywalker socks out of (but different yarn base):
My friend Kathy bought this sock yarn for me to thank me for the Kermit the Frog socks. It is also Pucker Brush Farm superwash sock yarn, and coincedently, also in colours Kathy likes:
This might be my favourite yarn from yesterday's haul. It is from The Barefoot Spinner and I wish I had picked up more (I had been trying to pace myself). There is an lighter swath on one end that didn't get as much dye and I am absurdly excited to knit it up and see what it looks like:
And the last bit of yarn I bought was from the Creatively Dyed stall - Calypso yarn in the 'Barbuda' colourway. My photo above isn't the best because of the fading sun, but it reminds me of a rose garden:
And, of course, you know I can't leave without getting something for Willow - so here is her new sheepdog stuffed animal, who she named Meatballs. I'm running out of toys to get her at these events - I think from now on I am just going to buy her yarn and get her a hope chest to put it in. Just think what vintage STR will be worth in twenty years!
As I mentioned above, I have a new camera - my five-year anniversary gift from my company. I'm still trying to learn how to use it - the above shots were taken with the 'cuisine' selection - I kid you not! The description says it is intended for still life, and yarn certainly qualifies for that. It also has a self-portait selection, for when you are taking a picture of yourself while holding the camera:
Do yourself a favour and don't go to Flickr and see the original of that picture. No one needs to see my skin close up like that.